Clyde Penny's First Day
Clyde Penny's First Day

Clyde Penny's First Day

“At least he dies quietly.” “Dies?” “In a sense. At some point, he will just start over in receiving.” “Oh.” “Does that trouble you?” “Well, no. It just seems…” The small man raised an eyebrow. “Excessive?” “Not exactly the word I was looking for, but sure. I mean, what did the guy do?” “Who cares?” “Who cares?” “Yes, who cares? …

Cartographer’s Earth

After my last bit of flash fiction, I found it a fun way to keep my writing muscles pumped. Here’s my response to Chuck Wendig’s latest Flash Fiction Challenge. The title/topic was chosen by a random number generator, picking two words from two lists. Cartographer’s Earth She tries to push me around with her invisible finger, but I usually hold fast. …

Typo Flash Fiction – Hope over here.

(Thanks to Jex for this idea.) Like a lot of you, I keep something nearby to record any interesting thought worthy of remembering. I don’t trust my brain. It’s betrayed me too many times. I could carry a pen and paper with me, but with the advent of the smartphone and apps like Evernote, why bother? One less thing for me …

Godslinger

Thanks to Oliver at Literature and Libation for contributing a great piece to the Life in Skyrim series. If anyone is interested in contributing, we’re basically taking interesting screenshots from games (Skyrim in this case, but I’m open to anything) and writing some flash fiction based upon it. — I’ve come back here now, my steps bristling with just as much …

Liquid Literature – #1 & #4 – The Pale Ale Induced Brutal Hangover

This is an entry for Oliver’s Liquid Literature contest over at Literature & Libation. I may have cheated by using two of the topics instead of one. I didn’t plan it that way, but I think it worked out. — The ale, ’twas pale. The liquid, insipid. Or so he thought, until havoc was wrought. The flavor remained, no matter …

Writing Contest – Liquid Literature

My good friend Oliver is running a flash fiction contest! Head over to Literature and Libation for further details. I hope you’ll join me in submitting something. The winner receives a free critique of their piece as well a critique of a short story/novel chapter of their choosing. Oliver knows his stuff, so it’s a fantastic prize for anyone who …

Old Friend

“Well, old friend, we’re nearly there.” The horse disregarded her, choosing to graze on frost-covered snowberries instead. Athos had long since learned to ignore his master, but Brinda didn’t care. She had decided that his best feature was that he never talked back. They had been settled in the same spot for several minutes while Brinda sat on an uncomfortable rock, …

Dawning of Doom

Burning sacks of straw illuminated the dawn sky. Three minutes before the beautiful spectacle, I had been stuffing my face with a stale biscuit. Given that I may not be long for this world, I would have preferred a spread of peppered beef and sweet rolls, but an enlisted man soon learns the limits of battlefield cuisine. The morning conversations …

Flash Fiction Contest #1 Results

The results are in! Congratulations to both Oliver and James! Oliver, you should have a gift card in your inbox. James, I don’t have your email unfortunately, so please shoot one over to me-> beatbox32 (at) yahoo -> and I’ll get your prize sent over ASAP. I really want to thank everyone who participated. I read all of the stories …

Flash Fiction Contest #1 – Submissions & Poll

The deadline has passed and here are the submissions! Thanks for taking the time to read what these folks have come up with and an even bigger Thanks for the writers who took time to participate. I hope you guys had fun as I know I enjoyed reading them all. Now remember, you only get 1 vote, so use it …